How hard is it to make a Homebrew game for ds?

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    I want to make my own game, but I have no idea how to. But before I begin to learn, I want to know whether it's difficult or not.
     
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    one word: yes, it isn't easy and not sure if it is hard, but if its like any other programming stuff, u need to program your physic, your AI, your game and etc and etc, so NO!! it isn't easy, but whether or not, it is hard, idk

    another thing: google is your friend, ask him on how to make nds game
     
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    So it's difficult right? Well, I'll still see if I can manage to create a game. Thanks for the quick response.
     
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    It is as easy as becoming fluent in programming, sprite making, sound effects, etc.

    To make a homebrew game, you must learn how to code, and be pretty well versed in it. You also need to make sprites, animate your characters, come up with a good story for your game and stuff. Moreover, you need to make a good soundtrack for your game. Music-less games are dull.

    If you think that's hard, than don't bother about your homebrew-making dream.
     
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    it depends, i had a really quick look(more like click on a link or 2) and they look alright(seems like they did some of the stuff for u), as long as u are like what ZAFDeltaForce has mentioned, fluent in programming language such as C/C++/etc, u should be fine.

    You will need to devote alot of time reading up on algorithms for pathfinding(if your game requires ai to look for u in a room or something like that)/AI (for your games of cos, unless u are making a game devoid of AI, like a painting tool or something like that).

    Asking us on whether or not making a ds game is hard or not, is a tad subjective, your best bet would be to actually go to ds programming forums and ask them yourself.

    and to sum up what i just wrote, what he said.

    O ya, IMPORTANT: you HAVE TO make sure that u are not violating any copyright when u add songs/sprites to your work. If u are just making a game for yourself, u don really have to care, u can just put whatever u want, BUT!!! if u wish to share it on the internet, MAKE SURE!!! that your stuff are free to use and have no copyright string attached, since i doubt that u will want to meet lawyers on a regular basis.
     

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